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New Logo for Raybestos Rookie Program in 2008

RAYBESTOS® ROOKIES TO SPORT NEW LOGO IN 2008 CONCORD, N.C. – Raybestos® Rookies in NASCAR’s top three series will sport a new logo in 2008. The new logo was unveiled today at the Eighth Annual Raybestos® Rookie of the Year Luncheon at Lowe’s Motor Speedway and is the first design …

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Thanks To You – Our Loyal Readers!

Dear Loyal Frontstretch Faithful, As another NASCAR season comes to a close, it’s time to gather with friends and family and be thankful for all that’s transpired in 2007. The final gun at Homestead concluded my second of what I hope will be several years as Managing Editor of this …

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Things That Make You Say Thanks – Taking Stock Of NASCAR At The End Of ’07

The 2007 NASCAR season has come and gone. At this time of year when people reflect back on the blessings that have been bestowed on them over the year, that makes it a good time to take a long look back, realizing there is much that is good about NASCAR and that we should count our blessings. With that in mind, here's a few things I find myself thankful for before taking off for a bit of offseason hibernation...

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Mirror Driving: Johnson’s Place In History, Brian France Rewriting History, And Kenseth Looking Back On History

Jimmie Johnson took his second consecutive Nextel Cup title Sunday, joining Richard Petty, Cale Yarborough, Darrell Waltrip, Dale Earnhardt, and Jeff Gordon as the sixth driver in the modern era to put together back-to-back title runs. Should Johnson now be considered among the best drivers in the modern era?

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Busch Series Breakdown: 2007 Ford 300 at Homestead

It appeared Kevin Harvick was headed for yet another Busch Series victory on Saturday, but after leading 84 of the first 140 laps, a pit road penalty cost him the race. After a tire was left out of the pit box, Harvick restarted at the back of the field and was never able to recover. With Harvick out of the equation, Jeff Burton charged to the front, dominating the last quarter of the race. Burton led 49 of the last 60 laps and held off a furious late-race charge by Mark Martin. Martin tried very hard to make a pass using the low groove, but by rim riding around the top, Burton kept up enough momentum to keep the No. 5 car behind him. After wearing his tires down in the battle with Burton, Martin fell back into the clutches of Carl Edwards, swapping positions twice before Martin followed Burton to the checkered flag.

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Running Their Mouth: 2007 Ford 400 at Homestead

Each week, we'll go through media reports, interviews, PR, and all our own stuff to find the best quotes from the Nextel Cup race, capturing the story of how the weekend unfolded. It's the most original commentary you'll ever find: the truth, coming straight out of the mouths of the drivers, crew members, and the car owners themselves. This week, here's a sneak peek at what a select few were thinking following the Ford 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

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10 Points to Ponder… After the 2007 Ford 400 at Homestead

1. Matt's Momentum - Matt Kenseth has had a great second half of the Chase, posting finishes of fifth, fourth, second, third, and first in the last five races - an average finish of 3.0. Six races ago, Kenseth was 12th in the points - Sunday, he finished the season in fourth. With all the talk about how critical it is to carry momentum to Daytona, you have to figure Kenseth must be feeling pretty good about the '08 season ahead.

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